UK union sues Uber over drivers’ rights

Union mirrors challenges to ride-hailing app’s business model

BoJ edges towards new inflation measure

The bank is doing better using a ‘hardcore’ definition of CPI that strips out food and energy costs

LG misses forecasts as profits slump

Television division has sharpest fall and smartphones suffer

Solvay targets Cytec union in $6.4bn deal

Acquisition will shake up composite materials sector

Emerging currencies steadier after hitting 15-year lows

China market impact and falling commodities reverberate across globe

Lone Star to buy Quintain in £700m deal

Latest UK property investment for Dallas-based private equity firm

Barclays chairman hails investment bank

McFarlane sets demanding cost-cutting target

Nokia VR camera

Nokia launches virtual reality camera

Company unveils first real-time professional VR equipment

P&G names Taylor as Lafley successor

Company veteran of 35 years to take reins at consumer group

Yelp sales outlook cut and chairman quits

Shares slump as reviews website swings to loss and cuts forecasts

Citrix restructures after activist push

Headhunters appointed to find replacement for Mark Templeton

Low-key P&G veteran has big shoes to fill

Analysts hope new CEO’s career has prepared him for task ahead

Virgin rocket cleared despite safety fears

Regulator saw scope for human error but issued waiver to rules

Pfizer chief has ‘courage’ to pursue deals

Speculation over $17bn cash pile has grown as rivals consolidate

Ford delivers best quarter since 2000

Carmaker benefits from rising economy and strong selling prices

Hikma boosts US generics with Roxane buy

Jordanian group to pay a mixture of cash and shares to Boehringer

More than 450 staff fly Twitter’s nest

FT analysis shows turnover as board looks for permanent CEO

Microsoft aims to woo with Windows 10

Adoption of newest generation of software critical after flops

GM to put $5bn into emerging market car

New family of vehicles to be developed with Chinese partner SAIC

KKR joins €500m bet on Irish housing revival

US private equity group teams up with government fund


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